Oxidative cleavage of 1,3-diaryl/(heteroaryl)benzo[<i>c</i>]furans into 1,2-diaroyl/(heteroaroyl)benzenes using selenium dioxide

<p>Reaction of 1,3-disubstituted isobenzofurans (IBFs) with selenium dioxide in tetrahydrofuran (THF) at room temperature led to the formation of 1,2-diaroyl/(heteroaroyl)benzenes in good to excellent yields.</p>